First of all, let me just tell you I am no draft expert, nor do I think I am. I'm just an ordinary fan waiting for the Chiefs franchise to turn into a dynasty just like us all. That being said, the Chiefs defense is currently ranked 31st against the ground giving up 162.6 yards per game. Against the passing game, the Chiefs rank 19th giving up 224.9 per game, and is 30th in total defense.
Also, the offense is almost as bad ranking 20th in rushing, 25th passing, and 28th in total offense. The Chiefs recieving corps ranks 1st in dropped passes. We need some serious help, and I hope Scott Pioli will turn us in the right direction.
I am not going to trade down or get extra picks by trading away one of our very few good players. Lets just pretend the draft is tomorrow.
Round 2 #1- Golden Tate, WR/PR- Notre Dame-- The Chiefs do not have a burner wide reciever on their roster, Golden certainly is. He may be short, but he hardly ever drops anything catchable that comes his way. Also he becomes our next PR, he has some experience doing it at ND.
Round 2 #2- Brandon Spikes, ILB- Florida-- Our middle linebackers have just been awful this year, Spikes is a big time hitter and has a nose for the ball. He also has good size and speed, The only reason he drops this far is because of the eye gouging incident.
Round 3- Sam Young, OT- Notre Dame-- I truely believe that Albert, Waters, and O'Callaghan are all starters for us next season, adding Sam Young only makes us better and moves Albert to his natural position. Pick up a solid center (Casey Wiegmann), and this line is temporarily solved, as their are bigger holes in this team. Young has started every game at ND so far and has been consistant, he's 6'8, 320 lbs.
Round 4- A.J. Edds, OLB- Iowa-- Vrable will be gone next year and Edds is a good pickup, he is a run-stopper and a pass rusher. He is a great tackler and can knock down the pass and takes good angles.
Round 5 #1- Eric Olson, C- Notre Dame-- Lots of Notre Damers, I know, but Olson would be a steal in the 5th, not an immediate starter. Let him develop behind Wiegmann for 2-3 years and he should be very good.
Round 5 #2- Chris Brown, RB- Oklahoma-- Holds on to the football very well, would be a great backup for Jamaal Charles. Has good speed, not great, uses the stiff arm a lot. Not a great blocker thats why he should transfer to a 3rd down back. If he gained about 20 more lbs. he could and should develop into our 3rd down back.
Round 5 #3- Freddie Barnes, WR- Bowling Green-- This guy put up crazy numbers last season and is very underrated. He was injured as a junior so it seemed like he just came out of nowhere. He is listed as the 17th best reciever on many sites which is ridiculous because he was a finalist for wide reciever of the year.
Fire Pendergast- Hire Crennell
Hire Charlie Weis- He will continue to develop Golden Tate
New QB coach- New DLine Coach
Free Agent Aquisitions...
Casey Wiegmann- C
Vince Wilfork - NT
Pierre Thomas- RB
Shawne Merriman- OLB
To me, that would be the best offseason the Chiefs could have. I would like to see if people agree with me, if not thats absolutly fine.